BBM Voice now available for all BlackBerry users (TheMobileIndian)
Along with the launch of Blackberry Q5 smartphone in India, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has also announced the availability of Blackberry Messenger Voice (BBM Voice) for all Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) smartphone users. The users of BlackBerry smartphones with Blackberry OS 5 and above will now be able to use BBM Voice for free. BBM Voice is the voice-enabled chat messenger, which essentially allows a user to talk or send voice messages to any of his or her BBM contacts over WiFi. This announcement is a good move by Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) for users who are still using older generation Blackberry smartphone and also for the sales of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) smartphones based on OS 7.
Nokia Lumia 1020 pre-order goes live in the US (DigitalSpy)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)‘s Lumia 1020 smartphone, which boasts a 41-megapixel camera, has now gone live for pre-order on AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) in the US. The device, which is pegged for a July 25 launch in the US, is still to have a UK release date confirmed. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)’s order page lists availability of yellow, black and white versions of the phone, all with 32GB of internal storage. The Nokia Lumia 1020 uses a cutting-edge 41-megapixel camera, which apart from Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s own previous release PureView 808, is unparalleled in the world of smartphones. Pricing for the phone is currently listed without a contract at $658.99, which translates to roughly £440, although UK pricing is still to be confirmed.
Nokia to offer relevant innovations to maintain momentum (ET)
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) on Tuesday said it would continue to offer relevant innovations to the 18-24-year-old consumers at affordable price points to maintain momentum in the smartphone category. Launching Nokia Asha 501, the new generation of smartphones to run on Asha Platform, Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) India said the digital consumer would get a better experience through the new offering. The handset that works on the principle of fast swipe has majority of applications developed by Indian developers.